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1. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

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This latest round of clashes during which shots were fired is due to the clampdown on pirated goods. According to the Bangkokpost vendors clashed violently in Patpong after government officials used excessive force to remove goods.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 7y


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3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

To whomever spammed this: links to a site selling something or promoting the poster, making inflamatory statements, or posting duplicate posts are considered spam. Links to an outside news report are perfectly OK.

4. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

For the benefit of any members who don't know where the district of Patpong lies in Bangkok, this link will take you directly to it: Patpong - Bangkok Patpong is renowned for its nightlife, but I think we all know that. ;)

It might be wise to avoid the area until things quieten down a little in any event.

5. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 7y

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6. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Bangkokpost reports that another crackdown is planned for Patpong in two days time and will continue every two days until the area has been cleared of pirated goods. Piracy clash in Patpong

7. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

According to the interviews on local TV, the vendors resisted vehemently because they said that the police showed no identification, simply said they were police and started packing up the goods.

Street vendors are open to such raids because their business is cash-n-carry. They have the goods on hand. Nowadays, most indoor vendors carry no inventory.

8. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

The police stood outside and held a press conference BEFORE going in - the vendors are annoyed because they weren't WARNED!!!!! - this is the normal procedure??

this is not law enforcement - this is a kind of staged event for the madia to show US and othe concerned countries that Thailand is "doingsomething". Utter nonsense!

Anyhow - how do they make their money? by selling to the members of the public who arte all too happy to buy these shonky goods. think of the effect this will have on the touirst economy.

some people even finance their flights withmney made from stuff they buy at these markets.

9. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Well, it looks like the powers that be have decided to change tactics now and go after the producers. New tactics to combat pirated goods

10. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

Out of curiosity, have you ever been to Bangkok?